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Paris motor show world debuts list - Hyundai i30 N Fastback

21 Aug 18 | Glenn Brooks

The world premiere of the Hyundai i30 N Fastback will take place at the Paris Mondial de l'Automobile, 15 months after the i30 N was revealed.

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Major update for MG3 as future model plans are revealed

20 Aug 18 | Glenn Brooks

The Polo-sized MG3 first went on sale in its native China in 2012. Facelifted eighteen months later, and then for a second time in 2017, the updated car is finally arriving in Britain dealerships. The SAIC-owned MG Motor UK, the country's fastest rising brand of 2018, has also just laid out its future model plans.

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Wolfsburg gets a lift - the week

17 Aug 18 | Dave Leggett

There was some good news for Wolfsburg this week when Volkswagen Group said it planned to lift annual output at  the plant to 1m units a year by 2020.

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Autonomous vehicles, series 3, episode 6 – Around the corner or still on the horizon?

17 Aug 18 | Matthew Beecham

Autonomous vehicles (AVs) are rarely out of the media spotlight. The Next Big Thing, we often hear, will open up ‘endless possibilities’ as we travel from A to B. Yet with so much drama (and hype) around the vision of self-driving cars, it’s sometimes difficult to separate fantasy from reality or even gain a real sense how soon we could share one. Continuing just-auto/QUBE's series of research snapshots, this one covers recent auto industry activity in the AV arena, specifically supplier innovations, partnerships and acquisitions.

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Stelvio proves the Alfa Romeo doubters wrong

17 Aug 18 | Glenn Brooks

The Giulia showed that if given proper attention by its parent, Alfa Romeo could be successfully reinvented. The Stelvio further demonstrates the depth of engineering and design talent within Fiat Chrysler. Which only makes the minor flaws of this SUV all the more maddening: with just a little more money invested in certain components, Alfa's first SUV could beat the BMW X3 to become best-in-segment.

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Delphi Technologies CTO talks powertrain and power electronics

16 Aug 18 | Dave Leggett

When Delphi split earlier this year, the greater part of its operations were renamed Aptiv. However, the powertrain tech division retained the Delphi name. Dave Leggett recently caught up with Delphi Technologies CEO Mary Gustanski at the company's new London headquarters.

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Ford promises 'necessary action' over Brexit

20 Aug 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Ford reportedly has told British politicians it would take "whatever action is needed" to protect its business over Brexit.

VW CEO told about emissions software before diesel scandal broke - reports

20 Aug 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Volkswagen chief executive Herbert Diess reportedly was told about the existence of cheating software in cars two months before regulators blew the whistle on what became a multi-billion euro exhaust emissions scandal, media reports said.

BMW begins exporting Malaysian Minis to Thailand

20 Aug 2018 | Staff reporter

BMW Group Malaysia has begun exporting locally-assembled Minis to Thailand under the ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement (ATIGA).

Thai sales rise 26% in July

20 Aug 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Thailand’s new vehicle market continued to soar in July, with sales rising by 25.7% to 81,946 units from 65,178 units in the same month of last year, according to data released by the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI).

Nissan to expand assembly in China - reports

20 Aug 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Nissan Motor will spend around US$900m expanding vehicle assembly in China to increase company production capacity by 30%, Reuters reported, citing the Nikkei newspaper.

Potential Tesla funder eyes rival - report

20 Aug 2018 | Graeme Roberts

PIF, the Saudi Arabian sovereign wealth fund which Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said could help him fund a US$72bn deal to take his electric car maker private, is in talks to invest in aspiring Tesla rival Lucid Motors, Reuters sources have said.

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